by Ernest Easley

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The Compromising Church - Part 2 (4 of 13)
Series: Touring the Churches
Ernest L. Easley
Revelation 2:12-17

There is something refreshing about a new year, don't you think? A new year means a fresh start! It's the opportunity to do some things right that we got wrong last year. For others, a new year gives a fresh start on their bad habits!

You need to know this as 2015 begins: what this New Year brings you, will depend a great deal on what you bring to it. What are you bringing into 2015?

Unrighteous Anger?
Unholy habits?

You bring those into this year then 2015 won't be much better than 2014. It's going to be more of the same for you. But if you bring into 2015:

hunger for God's Word
desire to walk with God
a passion to see the lost saved
a spirit of generosity

Then 2015 could very well be the greatest year of your life! We need to be like the sons of Aaron the High Priests, whom according to 1 Chronicles 23.30 stood '' … every morning to give thanks and praise to the LORD, and likewise in the evening'' (HCSB).

I just cannot help believe that if we would hem in each day by giving thanks and praise to the Lord and in His word; that in 2015 our lives and families and church would experience God's favor.

Do you know the name Obed-Edom? Well, there was a man in the Bible named Uzzah (UHZ zuh) who reached out to hold the ark when the oxen stumbled in 1 Chronicles 13 and the Lord struck him dead. As a result, David took the ark (represented the presence of God) to the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite (GIT ight). We read in that chapter verse 14, ''The ark of God remained with the family of Obed-Edom in his house (family) three months. And the LORD blessed the house of Obed-Edom and all that he had.'' God's presence in this man's house resulted in God blessing his family as well as his fortunes and you need to know starting off this new year that God's presence in your house and in THIS HOUSE will bring His bless ...

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